Hamline News

Pipers come in threes during defeat of Scots

An early 6-4 Macalester lead was quickly erased by ten straight points from the Pipers. The run included a dunk by Ray Brown (Sr., Saint Paul, Minn.) and ended with a Carl Hipp (Jr., Little Canada, Minn.) lay-up for the 14-6 lead at 11:30.

The Pipers remained on cruise control until halftime, leading by 17, 45-28, at the break. Brown had three dunks en route to 11 points in the opening 20 minutes.

Hamline picked up where they left off in the second half, gaining a 20-point lead, 52-32,  at 16:10 on a jumper from Noah Aguirre (Fy., Fillmore, Calif.). Their largest lead was 28 and they won by 27, 84-57.

The Pipers shot 61.5 percent in the game and made 12-of-16 from outside the arc (70.6 percent). Brandon Rieg (So., Riverside, Calif.) had a game-high 17 points to lead the Pipers as he went 5-for-5 in three-pointers.

Brown and Dan Andersen (Sr., Minneapolis, Minn.) had 14 apiece with Andersen going 4-for-4 and Brown going 2-for-2 in shooting three-pointers. Hipp had a game-high eight rebounds and three blocks.

After the conference win, the Pipers are now 11-6, 7-5 MIAC and the Scots are 2-15, 0-12 MIAC. The Pipers return home to Hutton Arena after a two-week absence to take on St. Olaf on Wednesday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m.